Seven Deadly Sins at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

The Suffolk University Theatre Department Proudly Presents the World Premiere Event


By Thornton Wilder

November 21-24

Directed by Wesley Savick, Micaleen Rodgers [Suffolk ‘20] and Sydney Grant [Suffolk ‘15]


The World Premiere of Thornton Wilder’s entire one-act play cycle about the variety and consequences of human frailty.


The Suffolk University Theatre Department presents the world premiere of Thornton Wilder’s complete one-act play series – The Seven Deadly Sins – at the Modern Theatre.  Professor Wesley Savick, Suffolk University student Micaleen Rodgers, and Suffolk alumna Sydney Grant share directing responsibilities. Wilder’s ambitious 7 one-act play cycle features 28 characters located in 7 distinct locations set within 7 distinct time periods.  

The one-act plays are:

The Drunken Sisters [Gluttony]

Directed by Sydney Grant

-Designed by Steve McIntosh

In Shakespeare and the Bible [Wrath]

Directed by Wes Savick

-Designed by Sophia Lajoie

 Bernice [Pride]

-Directed by Micaleen Rodgers

-Designed by Amanda Hackney

Cement Hands [Avarice]

-Directed by Wes Savick

-Designed by Sophia Lajoie

 A Ringing of Doorbells [Envy]

-Directed by Sydney Grant

-Designed by Amanda Hackney

 The Wreck of the Five-Twenty-Five [Sloth]

-Directed by Wes Savick

-Designed by Amanda Hackney

 Someone from Assisi [Lust]

-Directed by Wes Savick

-Designed by Steven McIntosh

 Seating is General Admission. Tickets for THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS are on sale now for $15 and $10 for students and seniors at or by calling 866.811.4111.

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS is presented and produced by The Suffolk University Theatre Department.

“THORNTON WILDER ONE ACT SERIES: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Who’s There: a Reading of New Translations in French and English

You are invited to a reading at the Suffolk Poetry Center on Saturday, April 14 with poets DAVID FERRY, JENNIFER BARBER, DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES, EMMANUEL MERLE, and essayist MARJORIE SALVODON.

Each writer will be presented in both English and French. Translators include PETER BROWN, EMMANUEL MERLE, and CAROLINE TALPE.

This event is free and open to the public.


Novelist Laura van den Berg at Suffolk University

Laura van den Berg reads from her fiction at Suffolk University’s Poetry Center. Laura van den Berg is the author of two collections of stories, The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) and What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009), and the novel Find Me (FSG, 2015). Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish her new novel, The Third Hotel, in August 2018, which has made the lists of most anticipated new books of 2018 at Huffington PostBuzzfeed, and Hello Giggles. Her debut collection was selected for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” program, and she has twice been shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The Isle of Youth was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen outlets, including NPR, The Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah MagazineFind Me was selected as a “Best Book of 2015” by NPR, Time Out New York, and BuzzFeed, and longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Suffolk University’s English Department.

The Suffolk Story Slam: “When I’m at Home”

Suffolk University is pleased to host a live story slam as part of the Boston Literary District collaborative series, “Who Are We When We’re At Home?”
Ten live storytellers will entertain and inspire us with real-life tales on this year’s theme, “When I’m At Home.” Without notes or props, these storytellers will interpret the theme and regale the audience for five minutes each to compete for a grand prize awarded by student judges and audience vote.
Tickets to this event at $10 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. You can purchase tickets here.